Emory and Georgia Tech Create Barrier Protection Devices for Use During COVID-19

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The barrier protection devices can be folded for easy portability and storage at healthcare facilities. (Credit: Georgia Tech)

Jeremy Collins and Cinnamon Sullivan demonstrate a barrier protection device designed for use curing the COVID-19 pandemic. Collins is associate professor of anesthesiology and executive vice chair of anesthesia at Emory and Sullivan is assistant professor of anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine and the director of Global Health Anesthesiology at Emory University Hospital. (Credit: Emory Healthcare)

A clinician demonstrates how a barrier protection device allows procedures to be done while providing protection against aerosols from a COVID-19 patient. (Credit: Emory Healthcare)

The barrier protection devices were designed and fabricated at the Georgia Institute of Technology based on feedback from clinicians at Emory Healthcare. (Credit: Georgia Tech)

A team of Georgia Tech faculty and students created prototype barrier protection devices (Credit: Georgia Tech)

Two Atlanta universities have created barrier protection devices designed to contain the droplet spray and aerosol produced by certain medical procedures with a goal of reducing the risk of disease transmission.(Credit: Emory University)